Finnish Regional Joins Star Alliance

Aviation International News » July 2004
April 3, 2007, 8:21 AM

Finland’s Blue1 last month became the first regional airline ever to join the Star Alliance. A subsidiary of fellow alliance member SAS, Blue1 expects to complete its integration into the group by the end of this year. Formerly known as Air Botnia, Blue1 flies a fleet of nine Avro RJs and five Saab 2000 turboprops from Helsinki to 14 destinations in Scandinavia and continental Europe. The airline expects to carry more than 1 million passengers for the first time this year.

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